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Ten Gadgets That’ll Make Unexpected, Unique, and Exciting Holiday Gifts

Ten Gadgets That’ll Make Unexpected, Unique, and Exciting Holiday Gifts

The hardest part of the holiday shopping is finding something that stands out from the crowd. It’s tricky to surprise anyone on Christmas day, for example, when you’ve wrapped an iPad, a 32GB flash drive, a gaming mouse, or a Kindle. Everyone knows about that stuff. That’s why I combed the bleeding edge of tech […] Read More

Discover Your Web Browser’s Secret Tricks

Discover Your Web Browser’s Secret Tricks

You spend a lot of time in your Web browser, but in all likelihood, you’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do with it. Web browsers are packed with useful, hidden tricks you might never find until someone clues you in. Reopen Closed Tabs If you ever accidentally close a browser tab and want it back, […] Read More

Amazon’s Fire Phone Shocker: Now $199, Unlocked

Amazon’s Fire Phone Shocker: Now $199, Unlocked

Not everything Amazon touches (or creates) turns to gold. Witness the Fire Phone, which debuted in July to decidedly mixed reviews. Although Amazon’s first smartphone offered some unique features and a full year of Prime, the company was reportedly left with a whopping $83 million’ worth of unsold units. So last week, Amazon did what […] Read More

Survive the Holidays With These Tech Support Tips

Survive the Holidays With These Tech Support Tips

The holidays are the time we gather together with our relatives for food, family, and tech support questions. If you know even a little bit about computers — or you’re just the type of person who uses a computer more than your relatives — you may be pelted with questions and requests. Don’t Get Sucked In! Try […] Read More

Ears-on with the Motorola Hint Bluetooth Headset

Ears-on with the Motorola Hint Bluetooth Headset

If you’ve seen any modern-day movie or TV show involving spies, you know they’re always tapping their ear to communicate with fellow agents or home base. Of course, you don’t actually see an earpiece, because spies always get issued invisible ones, those lucky dogs. The Motorola Moto Hint isn’t quite invisible, but it comes pretty […] Read More

How to Win Black Friday [Infographic]

How to Win Black Friday [Infographic]

Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year — is almost here. Are you ready for the sales? Do you know where the best sales are, and how to make sure you don’t lose out on the door-busters? Check out our checklist to win at Black Friday this year. Happy holidays and happy […] Read More

Tips for Taking Winter Portraits in the Snow

Tips for Taking Winter Portraits in the Snow

Don’t pack away your photography gear just because it’s winter. Snow scenes offer a chance for fabulous portraits with great texture and light. But before you drag your camera out in the cold and snow, here are a few tips for shooting portraits in the snow: 1) Get outside and shoot.  While it can seem intimidating to shooting in […] Read More

Three Windows Maintenance Tools You Actually Need

Three Windows Maintenance Tools You Actually Need

Using a Windows PC can be exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t need all the system maintenance tools you’ll see hawked online. Registry cleaners, PC optimizers, game boosters — they’re not necessary. Here are the few tools that are essential. Antivirus An antivirus program — anti-malware program, technically — is the core piece […] Read More

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